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Starz announced today that the network has greenlit The Spanish Princess, a new story in the dynastic saga of Tudor England.

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Drawn from the global best-sellers The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory, The Spanish Princess, a Starz Original Limited series, continues the story from the Golden Globe® and Emmy® Awards-nominated The White Queen and its follow-up The White Princess.

The Spanish Princess is a powerful, epic story that not only returns the audience to the world of royal court intrigue as seen uniquely through the perspective of the women, but also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history: the lives of people of color, living and working in 16th century London.

In this third series, drawn from Philippa Gregory’s best-selling “Plantagenet and Tudor” series of historical novels, the narrative follows Catherine of Aragon, the beautiful teen-aged princess of Spain who was promised the English throne since she was a child. She arrives in a grey, rain-lashed England with her glorious and diverse court, including her lady-in-waiting Lina, an African Moor.

Catherine is Princess of Wales now, but when her husband Prince Arthur dies suddenly, the throne seems lost to Catherine. That is, until she claims her marriage was never consummated and that as a virgin she may set her sights on the new heir — the charismatic and headstrong Prince Harry, who will one day rule as King Henry VIII.

The limited series, produced by All3 Media’s New Pictures and Playground, has Emma Frost (The White Queen, The White Princess, The Man in the High Castle) and Matthew Graham (Life on Mars, Electric Dreams, Doctor Who) as showrunners and executive producers.

Executive producing with Frost and Graham are Colin Callender (The White Queen, The Dresser, Wolf Hall) and Scott Huff (Howards End, The White Princess, The Missing) from Playground, and Charlie Pattinson (The White Queen, Requiem, The Missing) and Charlie Hampton (Shameless, Wild at Heart, George Gently) from All3 Media’s New Pictures.

It’s early days yet, so stay tuned for updates about the cast, production, and premiere date for The Spanish Princess.

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The Spanish Princess: Starz Greenlights Follow-Up to The White Princess
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